July 29, 2008 by Rachel Cericola
Everyone in the CE space is boasting its green features these days. Dell is wedging its spot on bandwagon with the Studio Hybrid mini PC.
Boasting a form factor that’s 80 percent smaller than the standard desktop, Dell’s computer creation is about the size of a collegiate dictionary. The small size also cuts down on power consumption, with Dell saying it uses up to 70 percent less energy. Not enough? Even the packaging materials are 95 percent recyclable, and there’s a system recycling kit included.
On the outside, the Studio Hybrid boasts a funky style, with six optional, jewel-toned color or bamboo sleeves. In other words, you can mix and match depending on your mood, your wallpaper, or with the bamboo, your allegiance to “Gilligan’s Island.”
“The design and craftsmanship of the Studio Hybrid alone are enough to cause you to do a double take,” Michael Tatelman, VP of Dell’s global consumer sales and marketing. “Combine that with the performance of this little beauty and its environmentally smart DNA, and you’ve got something truly unique—something that you can make your own.”
Aside from the pretty package, the Studio Hybrid can also join your entertainment system, via a standard HDMI port. Use an optional keyboard to flip between TV shows, or pop a Blu-ray disc into the included drive.
The Studio Hybrid starts at $499. It’s available now direct from Dell, and will hit select retailers this fall.
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